Racing: Lingfield card on standby

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After a blank day for racing on turf yesterday, with the meetings at Hereford and Kelso called off because of heavy rain and storm-force winds, the clerks of the courses at today's meetings are keeping a watchful eye on conditions.

After a blank day for racing on turf yesterday, with the meetings at Hereford and Kelso called off because of heavy rain and storm-force winds, the clerks of the courses at today's meetings are keeping a watchful eye on conditions. Today's televised cards over jumps are at Sandown, Uttoxeter and Wetherby, but only the last-named, plus the card at Punchestown, face inspections. Threatening forecasts could force a change in plans, though, and in the event of an abandonment at Wetherby Channel 4 will show four races from Lingfield, commencing with the 1.00.

In warmer climes, Frankie Dettori, out of luck with two seconds at Nad Al Sheba on Thursday, again filled the runner-up's slot on his only ride at the Dubai track yesterday.

WEEKEND POINT-TO-POINT FIXTURES

Today: Cambridgeshire with Enfield Chace at Horseheath. First race: 12.00. 4m west of Haverhill on A604, Exits 9 or 10 M11.

North Cornwall at Wadebridge. First race: 12.00. Royal Cornwall Showground, 1m west of town near A39.

Tomorrow: Blankney at Nottingham racecourse. First race: 12.00. 1m east of city centre at Colwick, near B686.

Jedforest at Friars Haugh. First race: 12.00. Just west of Kelso, near A699. Inspection 1pm Saturday.

Mid Surrey Draghounds at Charing. First race: 12.00. 12m east of Maidstone, nr A20 and M20, junction 8 and join A20.

Tiverton at Chipley Park. First race: 11.00.

3m NE of Wellington on B3187, jctn 26 M5.

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